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We take your safety seriously. Please read the following safety advice and contact us if you have any additional questions, comments or concerns.

Introduction To Just Epals

Just Epals is an online community for those over the age of 18 who want to make new friends. We are not a dating site.

Basic Safety Advice

Always stop and think before sharing personal information. Never reveal confidential information such as your bank account number or street address. We will never ask for this information, and you should immediately report any messages you receive from other members who request details such as these.

Remember - people online may not be who they say they are. The Internet gives individuals a large degree of anonymity. Anyone with access to the Internet can access our site.

We always advise against meeting anyone you meet online in person. If you choose to ignore this advice, please ensure you meet in a busy, public place and preferably take a friend with you. At the very least, inform a friend of your plans - tell them where you are going, who you are meeting, and how long you plan to be out. Take a mobile phone with you, and ensure you have a way of getting home independently after any such meeting.

Safety Features

Our website allow you to easily report and block offensive or abusive members.

To report offensive forum posts, simply click the flag icon that appears on the bottom right hand corner of every post. Do not respond to any posts you find offensive or undesirable.

To report offensive or abusive member profiles, simply scroll to the bottom right hand corner of the member's profile and click the link, 'Report this Member'.

To report any messages you receive that are against our community guidelines, simply click the 'Report' button that appears at the end of every message.

To report any comments you read that are against our community guidelines, simply click the 'Report' button that appears at the end of every comment.

To prevent specific members from being able to contact you, simply visit that member's profile and click the 'Block this Member' link that appears just below their profile photo. You can edit your block list at any time by clicking the 'Settings' link at the top of every page, selecting, 'Privacy Settings' and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

If you ever feel uncomfortable or wish to speak in private about any members of Just Epals, please contact us.

Moderation

We cannot guarantee Just Epals will always be free of abuse. We take steps to remove offensive content as soon as we come across it, but we need you to report such content to us, as described above.

Staff Feedback

Any feedback you may have about our moderation practices or behaviour of our staff members can be sent to us through our contact form.

Registration

To contribute to the Just Epals community, we require a username, password and a valid email address from you to help prevent abuse. We also require your date of birth, gender and country of residence. Any additional information you give is entirely optional. All information you provide will be treated as stated in our privacy policy.

Member Profiles

Registered members are able to fill out an optional profile. If you choose to complete your profile, please be aware that any information you enter can be viewed by all members and visitors to the site.

Limit the amount of personally identifiable information you reveal. Sharing information such as your favourite books and musical tastes is great - this kind of information can help you develop relationships with other members. Just don’t include personal or sensitive information, such as your telephone number or street address.

Reporting Problems & How We Respond

We read and act upon all reports we receive of offensive or abusive behaviour. If necessary, we will take action against the content or member you have reported. Due to privacy restrictions, we are not always able to advise you of the outcome of these investigations. However, if we do not take action against content or members you report to us, we will inform you of the reasons why.

We are unable to monitor what every member does or says all of the time. Whilst we take all precautions in ensuring this site is as safe as possible, we cannot be held responsible for any consequences of your use of our services. Please see our terms of service for more information.

Online communities can be extremely safe places in which to meet new friends and develop existing relationships. Just use the same precautions when meeting new people online, that you do when you meet new people offline.

Thank you for being a member of Just Epals.